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Wiltshire Community History

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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleDeny no man his right
Roud No.21215
Collected FromSmart, Thomas
LocationBlunsdon
CountyWiltshire
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Tune
Date
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 4 - Wiltshire: Williams, A: MS collection No Wt 319
Source SecondaryUnpublished
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

Deny no man his right because he wears the fustian coat,
All honest men that keep the law should have the power to vote.
To the champions of labour throw open wide the door,
We'll be content with nothing less, we ask for nothing more.

Verse 2

They say that we are ignorant and don't know right from wrong,
But we can tell what we want and what we'll have ere long.
Our programme's very simple, give justice to the poor!
We'll be content with nothing less, we ask for nothing more.

Verse 3

God opens wide his mighty hand and showers his blessings wide,
He never made this glorious land to pamper rich men's pride.
Give back the right upon the land our fathers had of yore,
We'll be content with nothing less, we ask for nothing more.
 
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Notes
Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2007.

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